Devery Jacobs on defending Jonny Appleseed on Canada Reads
On this year's Canada Reads theme, One Book to Transport Us: "Books are transporting because they require so much focus. Sitting down with a book forces you to really be in the world. And Joshua Whitehead's words absolutely transport you to write to Jonny Appleseed's memories. This novel is very emotion-based and memory-forward. That was what truly transported me. It's ultimately a love letter to Indigiqueers and to two-spirit people and to the women in our communities. It's a love letter to all of the cracks of light and what would be considered darkness. This is exactly what we need in 2021: to be transported and to be able to find those cracks of light in all of our circumstances."
This year's Canada Reads competition takes place March 8-11, 2021!
You can read more about Devery on Canada Reads, and listen to an interview with her, here.